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QLD Letter of Authorisation for a Prize - Reimbursed for Lawyer Fees?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Sandra Clark, 9 June 2015.

  1. Sandra Clark

    Sandra Clark Active Member

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    Are you required to fill in a letter of authorisation to claim a cash prize of 165,000.00?
    I have been asked to pay $3,600.30 to legal fees or lawyer fees for a letter of authorisation.
    But will I be reimbursed for all but $100.00 dollars after 24 hours, and when I have received the prize money?

    Have had a lot of phone calls yesterday and this morning from the sponsor of prize.
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Sounds very much like a scam. Pay us some money first and we'll pay you more tomorrow, next week whenever.

    If it is an Australian prize, see if they have a legit lottery number and ring the relevant gov't department to confirm all the details.

    If it is from overseas - SCAMMER ALERT.

    Did you actually enter some kind of prize draw, do you have a valid ticket, was there any mention of legal fees on the terms of entry??

    Do not get greedy else you will soon find yourself $3,600.30 poorer. If they are pressuring you time wise, this is another sign that a scammer is at work.
     
  3. Sandra Clark

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    Do you think this is a SAM alert?

    It seemed so legitimate, but they asked for money first.

    I received a scratch & win tickets sent to me via post, and one was worth$165,000.00 with the company name and sponsor's names of ticket.

    The company is overseas.


    Hope this will help explain to you clearly about what we're facing.
     
  4. Rod

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    Reads very much like a scammer at play. I haven't seen this particular one before but be very careful if you value your money.

    Did you ask for or buy these tickets?

    Recommend you contact scamwatch to see if they have heard of this one. Their webpage is here:

    SCAMwatch home
     
  5. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    I agree with the above.
    SCAM.
    In big red letters.
     
  6. Ponala

    Ponala Well-Known Member

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    People will fall for anything....SCAM.
     
  7. Sandra Clark

    Sandra Clark Active Member

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    Thanks for Help Rod did not pay any money. Thought is was a scam that's why I check with this site. Very helpful
     

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